Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

June 20, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, June 15 One almost has to recalibrate one’s listening to absorb Cassandra Wilson. She sings without showing off her technique or feeling obliged to impale us to the rear wall. Her accompaniment is often like a breeze passing through a wheat field: a subdued rustle and thrum that…

June 16, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concert Hall, June 12 Had Cuba never been invented the world’s stock of brilliant improvising pianists would substantially shrink. Following the likes of Omar Sosa and Roberto Fonseca through Sydney came Chucho Valdes, among the most influential of all. Where many older jazz leaders who surround themselves with younger players…

June 14, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Everything old is new again, and, for those unfamiliar with the old, the wheel is eternally reinvented. The art of art is often what artists call borrowing and lawyers call plagiarism. New York’s ERIMAJ packed references to the past like a Kenneth Clark lecture. Its repertoire included This Night, This…